Paan, Table, 2012
Reused steel, H 45, Ø 80 cm, prototype 02
Photo: Frank Kleinbach, © ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
By means of die-cut stamping steel debris is turned into valuable home decorative items. The designer developed her works in the technique and craft of welding by hand, which she has adapted to a new production line and creates new value for waste materials.
When she was growing up, Saruta Kiatparkpoom’s family owned a steel company, and she studied fine arts at Srinakharinwirot University Bangkok. Her primary passion is to recycle worthless everyday steel debris into valuable home items. Taking the first step, Kiatparkpoom participated in a young designer project that allowed her to successfully experiment with new ideas and techniques that helped her develop her artistic freedom. Her wall lamp and furniture won the 2013 Design Excellence Award from the Thai Department of International Trade Promotion. This led to the recycled-steel furniture brand PiN, focusing on products with the distinctive qualities of the steel materials used. The brand pursues a pattern made in line with factory production but with a new streamlined design that makes it unique, stronger and more durable – inspired by the unique shape of Thailand. The material presents the contemporary charm of iron in different forms.